dis order

who decides what order is

who decides if it matters..

perhaps we spend more time listening for the person (the person’s affinity ness) rather than spending all our resources/time/people labeling/classifying/pre-scripting some supposed non-normal.

what if our only label was curiosity – what makes you itch..

getting to the root – 2 needs and a cure ness


Lucas’ insight.. stigmatizing and the human mind


via Mary Ann – nov 2014 – partial views.. who determines..



autism ness:

flow/affinity/disney therapy/aliveness

brain ness

Ron Suskind – disney (affinity) therapy – et al – life, animated


about a boy

martian child


quartet ness

music as health

Keri Smith – secret powers (side kick ness)

Timothy Archibald

Alix Generous

Daniel Amen

flow genome projectSteven Kotler

Andrew Solomon

Gabor Maté

Nadine Burke Harris – early adversity

none of us if one of us

Piper Otterbein

Tim Harris

Peter Moskowitz – (cure)(city)

Henry Markram

Izzy & Danielle Paskowitz – surfers healing

Josh Ovalle

JK Rowling – the hp alliance ness

James Rhodes


Temple Grandin

Jane Costello

Murali Doraiswamy

Wendy Chung

Jacob Barnett

escape fire

Judith Scott

Christopher Duffley

Jeff Sparrpeacelove studio

Benjamin Bratton

David Weinberger

Kelly McGonigal

Creigh Deeds

Rupal Patel – voice

Richard Davidson

Jean Liedloff

Myles Dyer

Lucas Dominguez – (not) normal

Leon Eisenberg

Siddharthan Chandran

Ajit Narayanan

Stella Young

Helen Keller

sign language

Daniel Kish


mental health


famous people with autism


dyslexia is not a disability


cathy davidson quote


the myth of mental illness


adhd ness:

Stephen Tonti

ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder

We are Attention Different, not Attention Deficit. But because it is misunderstood and treated as a disorder, it’s treated as something that needs fixing. So the idea seems to be that we need to get rid of my ADHD. But there’s no getting rid of it. There’s just sedating it.


The Innovative and Creative Power of ADHD


..people with ADHD have an overactive imagination as opposed to a learning disability.

.. imagine being an explorer trapped in an educational classroom where the teacher is saying, ‘Pay attention to me and don’t explore,’” he says. “It drives them nuts.”


dis order and free will



mentally ill


anti authoritarians ill


what might happen if instead of so much diagnosing/medicating/prescribing.. we ..

quiet enough?

what if we fixed our eyes/hearts on what matters and so were able to see more.. of us…

what c see more


no one the same


jack et al


miller extreme focus law


I feel for people who want to create a great work but don’t have

the necessary disorder of extreme focus

to actually pull it off.


World Economic Forum (@wef) tweeted at 6:30 AM – 10 Feb 2017 :

Synaesthesia: What if you could see music or taste numbers? https://t.co/diVKLhkKw3 https://t.co/vYyxA40FgV(http://twitter.com/wef/status/830046173620797441?s=17)


crazywise (doc) – (Gabor Maté – maté basic needs lawWill Hall, Phil Borges et al)

one of the talks that i give is entitled.. the myth of normal.. which is to say that we think there are people who are normal over here and then there’s the pathological ones who have depression/anxiety/addiction/schizophrenia/bi-polar-disorder.. or any number of other.. adhd.. or any number of other conditions

dis order

what i see is a continuum.. that we’re all on a continuum.. theses traits to one degree or another are present in almost everybody

it’s a mythology to think there’s the normal and then there’s the abnormal..

according to research best place to be a schizophrenic in the world is not n america with all its pharmacopeia.. it’s actually a village in africa or india.. where there’s acceptance.. where people make room for your differentness.. where connection is not broken but is maintained..where you’re not excluded and ostracized but where you’re welcomed.. and where there’s room for you to act out whatever you need to act out.. your able to express whatever you need to express.. the whole community might even *sing with you or chant with you.. or hold ceremony with you.. maybe find some meaning in your ‘crazy ness’

*your own song

so.. it’s contextual and it’s cultural.. so disease is not an isolated phenomena of an individual it’s culturally manufactured/constructed paradigm

so a society that cuts us off from out spirituality.. that cuts us off from society by idealizing individualism and by destroying social context.. which our society does.. which ignores our emotional needs.. is going to be a society that generates pathology.. and i think that has to do with the very nature of the economic system.. that says that what matters is not who you are but how you are valued by others.. and our society values people for material.. it’s a materialistic society .. which specifically means.. that what we value is not who people are but what they produce or what they consume.. and the people that neither consume nor produce.. they’re ostracized.. they’re shunned to the side and they’re totally devalued.. hence the rejection of old people.. because they no longer produce.. and they’re not rich enough to consume a lot either

so the very nature of this materialistic society dictates/generates/promotes that separation from ourselves

there is an intelligence.. and i’m not speaking about an operative creature .. up there somewhere.. doing things and deciding things.. but there’s an intelligence in nature and creation that if we ignore we create suffering for ourselves and other people.. and *aligning with that intelligence/connection.. is really what.. whether we do so consciously or whether we do so because we’re called to do that.. in ways that manifest compassion/connection/love..

that’s the way we’re meant to be

*holmgren indigenous law

and so .. the recognizing that and the striving for it is what i call spirituality.. the paths are many.. some find it thru religion.. sometimes religion is an obstacle to that.. in fact.. often it is.. but it may be a conduit to it as well.. depending on who/how/where.. it’s what people are seeking... many other paths that are not religious.. but ..

fundamentally.. there’s this spiritual nature.. that if we ignore.. we’re actually ignoring an essential part of ourselves..

a nother way


Gabor Maté‘s scattered (on adhd)